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chaos in washington. what left dozens of people pep erred spray and a museum shut down. chemical warfare. an attack at a walmart in maryland. good morning, everybody. welcome to news 4 today. i'm angie goff. >> i'm john schriffen. it is sunday, october 9th, 2011. first, let's check in with chuck bell joining us in the studio. good morning. >> good morning. how are you two on your
saturday? >> good day. carolina won. we're calling for a repeat of weather. >> all right. >> repeat. >> playing the same team today? we'll take two out of three. how's that? fair enough. i'm glad we don't play football that way. it's hard enough to beat a good team once. you can't beat the weather, no doubt about that. so today will be equally as nice as yesterday was. anything you were not able to finish doing in the great outdoors yesterday, pick up where you left off. a lot of road closures. army 10-miler is getting started two hours from now. a lot of people eating their wheaties getting ready for the big run. 56 in washington. about the same temperature when we get the race started at 8:00 in the morning. temperatures in the low 60s by 10:00, 11:00. a beautiful day for running in washington. bright and sunny, start to finish. sun comes up 11 minutes after 7:00 this morning. so it will be up in time for the
race. that is welcomed news. highs today, upper 70s. might touch 81, 82 degrees. sunny and warm today and tomorrow, columbus day. a lot of people have that day off as well. sunny and warm as well. best day of the bunch is what we're going to call it. the last of the super nice days before cloud cover and rain chances sneak back in. >> thanks, chuck. >> thank you. the national air and space museum will reopen after anti-war demonstrators swarmed and shut it down. security guards used pepper spray to subdue some protesters. >> the whole world is watching! >> this youtube video shows the mayhem yesterday. smithsonian security officers a 200 showed up and tried to get
in the building with their signs and banners. those items are not allowed inside the museum. a spokesperson says one of the protesters allegedly pinned the guard against the ball, and that's when a second security guard used pepper spray on the group. >> before we even got inside i was just behind people and i was getting a stream of mace in the face. they didn't say anything to me. they just opened it up. >> people got maced immediately by the smithsonian security guards just to push them out of the museum. >> 50 people reported burning symptoms. one woman was arrested. a number of groups have been demonstrating in the last week. october 2011 stop the machine have an anti-war and anti corporate greed message joined by protesters from occupy d.c., a group modeled after the occupy wall street. they're not the only ones
occupying that space. the taste of d.c. festival is under way as well. derrick ward shows us how the two sides are sharing some very close quarters. >> a taste of d.c. and occupy d.c. two big events with somewhat different goals and only a fence between them. on one side of the fence, fiery speeches. on the other side of the fence, fiery grills. it's about a collective outcry against the state of democracy and just living in the u.s. now. >> many of the ideas we're expressing actually speak to people who are really struggling out there. >> across the fence, it's about being able to afford the coveted tickets that you exchange for food from some of the city's top restaurants and caterers. two events in such proximity, you would think there would be some mixing of them. >> the walls in between with no
gate. >> they did occupy the street where the taste of d.c. line was. but all was peaceful. the line was so line because of a hitch in the start of the taste of d.c. no one was there to sell the tickets. finally, after about an hour's delay, this line started moving. it wasn't a moment too soon. there has been talk of revolution on this side of the fence. >> we are going to complain. >> these two events may have been more alike than at first glance. proceeds of taste of d.c. go to worthy charities. and occupy d.c. sees that government serves con teufp wents to the point charity isn't need. will culinary bliss come before societal utopia? >> we're basically going to stay until our -- until we see real movement for change. >> i sort of wanted to eat today. i'm with them, though. >> derrick ward, news 4.
a maryland walmart is back open this morning after a fight sent 19 people to the hospital. it happened at the star long washington boulevard in southern baltimore county. 33-year-old teresa jefferson followed another woman into the store and started throwing bleach, ammonia and other chemicals on her. jefferson was later arrested. she now faces several charges, including first-degree assault. customers the store at the time say they weren't sure what was going on. >> shopping and all of a sudden they started saying they needed to evacuate the store. i wasn't really s know, i have a baby, so i have to get out. >> walmart officials say more than a dozen customers and workers were hurt by the chemicals. it was opened hours later after the store was cleaned up and the store was ventilated. today thousands will be hitting the pavement for the army 10-miler. first wave starts in just a couple hours.
30,000 people are expected to attend the race and many roads in our area are shutting down because of it. the route starts at pentagon, across the memorial bridge in d.c. and ends here the pentagon. all other roads along the route shut down in about 90 minutes. there is no parking at pentagon north and only limited access to pentagon south. metro opened early to accommodate all the weather. . we'll tell you about your
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around yesterday. down on the mall everyone enjoying the sunshine. wonderful day for a festival in fairfax. good things going on for today as well. so make your plans. decide where you want to spend your sunday afternoon and be ready to enjoy it. man, the weather will be every bit of nice as yesterday. if you gave yesterday a nine today would be a nine point something. my perfect 10 tend to be closer to june and september. nonetheless, by october standards it will be an awfully nice day to be outside today. still a clear skies over washington this morning. temperatures are chilly. mid-50s in the city. suburbs, though, dropped well down into the 40s this morning. you folks in fairfax, loudon, prince william county, mid to upper 40s there. low 40s in frederick county, maryland. martinsburg and charlestown, 45. tomsbrook, mount jackson,
stanton, virginia, 39 degrees in the southern end of the shenandoah valley. no rain on the radar for us today. the closest rain showers for us are way down on the south side of atlanta. eventually that will bring us our next chance of rain. that will probably be tuesday night or more likely into the day wednesday. no problems for today and tomorrow. bright and sunny. super mild again today. temperatures running 5 to nearly 10 degrees warmer than average. satellite picture bears out the truth there are no clouds for us to worry about here. high pressure is in charge the next several days. sunny, warm, delightful. light breeze. highs today 75 to 80 degrees. might be the best day of the bunch. definitely the best day of the stretch if you have columbus day off. that's the only way you can make tomorrow any better. if you're headed down for a last splash at the beach, perfect
beachgoing weather. ing there our extended forecast. beautiful weather for today and tomorrow. clouds sneak back in tuesday. rain chances off and on throughout thursday, tapering friday. the lean on next weekend, looking good so far. you can follow the forecast on the website or on twitt twitter @chuckbell4. >> what do you think, 9.3? >> 9.3, 9.35, something like that. >> i think it's 10 for october. >> okay. fair enough. >> thanks, chuck. in this week's kids post, we're getting ready for halloween and another holiday you might not have heard of. >> we're honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. here's eun yang. good morning. this week on kids post on tv, why it's important to keep your hands clean, do it yourself projects for halloween, and reflecting on what i have a dream really means. joining us once again is tracy grant of "washington post" kids post. >> so wonderful to be with you, eun. >> let's start with the holiday
that's about keeping kids healthy. we have to think about that? >> well, you know, next saturday is global hand washing day. >> i had no idea there was such a thing. >> and i think that's part of the problem. kids here in the washington area don't think about hand washing with soap. there are 884 million people in the world who don't have access to clean water to even wash their hands. >> wow. >> and because of this, there are lots of potential for disease. so kids, 200 million kids in 100 different countries will participate in this. we talk about it in kids post, we will remind kids how long you watch your hands? >> sing happy birthday two times. >> yes. happy birthday two times. in monday's kids post we tell kids about something they take for granted that's important in other parts of the world. >> really puts perspective on the access to clean water.
>> absolutely. >> halloween not far away. you're asking kids to come up with creative costume ideas. >> we know kids love to be green, kids love halloween. >> rhyming, rhyming, rhymeng. >> so we're encouraging kids to come up with their own homemade halloween costumes, sends us pictures. the deadline is wednesday. you just send them to kidspost @washpost.com. include name, age, hometown and costume materials. and we will pub lick the winners on kids post. here's an opportunity to think about your costume in a different way. >> not easy to do. honoring the legacy of martin luther king jr. >> and with the dedication of the memorial next weekend -- it was delayed by hurricane irene -- we had asked kids what their dreams were. and we published them in
sunday's kids post. and we just think the king family would be very honored. this is a girl from north potomac, talks about sharing cultures with others. this was a theme that came through a lot. kids wanting to be citizens of the world. kids wanting to understand, you know, the gaps. this was one of my favorite. i love buskirk. if people didn't like each other played together, it would make the world a better place. >> truly the words out of the mouths of babes. >> we would life a planet where the word anger would be replaced by the word peace. i encourage everybody, all ages, to look at sunday's kids post. it will give you hope for the future, what these kids wrote. >> i was just going to say thank
goodness they're going to be the ones in charge some day. for some fun family activities visit nbcwashington.com or washingtonpost.com and click on kidspost. that is kids post on tv this week. i'm eun yang. >> and you were saying it was one of your favorite sections. >> i do. halloween is one of my favorite halloween. i already got the daughter four costumes. next up is reporter's notebook, a look at stories affecting our community. >> back in 15 minutes with the morning's top stories and your sunday forecast. for now, here's jim hanley. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to reporter's notebook. a lot to get to this sunday morning. let's start with these protests that have made their way to the washington area. joe, you were down there. occupy d.c., is that the name they're going with at this point. >> occupy d.c.. and i assume it will be occupy america before it's all over
with. because it's spread of course from new york -- and the way it's going is you really can't point to a leader. i know van jones here in d.c. is getting a lot of play. this is really young people tweeting, facebooking. i mean, it is very reminiscent of what they refer to as the air of spring. so, you know, it's really serious. and i for one am happy to see it, yes. >> a lot of people asking how long will this last or can it last? there's one different thing about this particular protest. joe mentioned the social media. they have a tool right now. you can't depend on the newspaper or the networks to get your message out. we have a tool and we can communicate to each other. to me i might be off the beaten path here, but didn't the tea party kind of stop like this? >> yes. >> what's the difference between this and the tea party? if you have the tea party over
here and this movement over here, everybody is upset. >> i don't mean to cut you off, michael, but i have to answer this. i really think there is a unique -- >> you're getting your tweet of protest right now. (phone ringing). >> people are disturbed in this country. a lot of people are upset over the fact that large corporations are profiting and we are paying the bill. >> well, you know, you ask the question whether the similarities and the easy similarities are this is sort of a movement that's come out of nowhere. the one substantial difference, though, is that the occupy new york and occupy d.c. people, in terms of who the political parties. they see neither party doing what they should be doing. you know, joe used the phrase air of spring. this may be the american fall or
the american winter, if you will, if this continues to grow and grow. and i'm going to tell you, jim, college campuses all across this country that right now are a tinder box ready to be lit. and it could be something that spreads not just cities but campuses all across the country. that takes you into the spring and summer. >> it already has started on campuses. >> yes. >> some are asking for free college tuition. they want debts forgiven. messages from a lot of different directions here. so is there a cohesive message in all of this? >> it is the fact that those who are profiting in america are not paying back to help those who are not. and people are very upsettle about it. you mentioned it. the college loans, i talked to a young lady the other day wants to be a nun. she said i can't be a nun until i pay off my college loan.
you have this all over the college campuses. >> let me say this with regard to student debt. somebody 10 years out still paying on college loans, the number that struck me in 2010 for the first time, combined student loan was more than combined credit card debt. think about that for a second. you have people who graduated college, $40,000, $60,000, $80,000 or more, no guaranteed job but a guaranteed bill 90 days after they graduate. >> again, jim, what you have is a little bit of everybody there. as we always say on the street, loddy doddy and everybody. you have senior citizens who are upset, both parties in reference to social security cuts. veterans, who just this week found out major banks were charging fees on va loans they shouldn't have been charging.
>> and union input. >> and now unions have started to get in. so even though there's not a list of demands as we like to have a neat package, i think this is a very serious development. and it now causes congress and the political establishment to look at the total package of how this country or government is being run. >> do you think and what will the goal or effect of all of this be? >> yes, they are going to listen. you will listen. right now it's growing. when you have demonstrations across the country and it starts hitting the dollar bill, this is their objective. you ask what is the objective here? the objective is to do something about capitalism in a sense. so, yes, they are going to listen because it will hit them in the pocket. >> is it an anti capitalism movement we're talking about? >> yes. in america we define it as 10 people with all the wealth profiting. look at bank of america this
past week. a lot of people got upset about that. >> i wouldn't say it's anti-capitalism. it's adjusting it. you know, it's an adjustment that people are saying that needs to be made. something is wrong. and you know the statistics better than anyone. >> i like the thought of it as a rebalancing. the actuality is our system of government, our economic system, has fallen out of kilter for a lot of people. it's just not working in the way it should or has before. so i think what you're seeing is a general overall anger made up of a variety of issues and points of view. people are saying we can't continue along these lines. >> if there was one issue that does bring the majority out there is jobs and the high unemployment right. and good jobs at that. so are these protests, if you will, something that the president welcomes or his party welcomes? congress welcomes?
>> i might be wrong but it polishes what he's saying about taxing the rich. to me it polishes what he's been saying. but there's one thing i just want to leave before we get off the subject, and that is this. joe hit it. you're talking about senior citizens. you're talking about average americans. you're talking about college kids. i don't want people to think this is a college movement. it's not. this is across the board. >> right. >> but we have to drive that home. we always want to define the best for ourselves. >> and here in washington, d.c. you're going to have government workers looking at layoffs, postal workers looking at layoffs. each city has its new york wall street. here in washington, d.c., as michael said, it's directed at congress. they have the lowest rating in the history of congress. >> yeah. >> all right. well, you know, i mentioned jobs but also greed is right up
there. >> well -- >> when we talk about this, certainly wall street, that has been a focal point. >> it's greed all over. >> you can't sit on $2 trillion and have outsourcing and closing 50 manufacturing plants. >> in small towns. >> in the last 10 years, get rid of postal service. do you know who gets hardest? not those of us living in d.c. but rural areas. >> where they don't have perhaps internet. >> where fedex go because 25% of fedex is delivered by u.s. postal service because they don't want to drive in rural areas. >> we're going to talk about issues in maryland that have been at the forefront this week when we come right back on reporter's notebook, so stay with us.
welcome back to reporter's notebook. sales tax on alcohol benefiting maryland schools. this is something that the public works maryland board is approving. >> well, maryland, they go with a dollar tax increase. they will be almost like california where it's almost $4, $5 -- about $4. and maryland would be $3 of the -- what is it, six other states that have this type of tax. but, you know, i don't know how you sing it to the public, but all they've heard in maryland when it comes to the lottery and tax increase on alcohol and cigarettes is the fact that it's going to benefit social services and the schools. people like that. >> i'm all for funding schools in as many ways as are necessary to get our kids educated the way they need to be educated.
but to me this kind of program is the result of a fundamental lack of commitment to public education. be it in maryland, in the district or wherever these kinds of things are done. the reality is society is judged in part on its young people. and i don't know we should be focusing on public works grants to help fund blacklick education. there's got to be a better way to do it. >> there is also something in maryland, the citizens health plan. we're talking about a dollar increase in the tobacco tax too. good idea or not a good idea? >> well, again, these taxes have always existed. the fat tax on snack foods. same thing with soda. the reality is most people who are addicted to nicotine will still -- they're going to be the ones who are going to be penalized. they're going to pay the tax because they're addicted to
this. or they want the pleasure of tobacco. so i don't know what the question is other than the fact that i don't think it will deter any current smokers. it might deter new smokers. might be like my wife who gave up smoking the day she learned that she had to pay more than 50 cents for a pack of cigarettes years ago. it worked. thank god she's healthy and she doesn't smoke. but the reality is it's a way to raise funds, revenue and at the same time syntax smokeng. >> it is politically easy to implement because very few people are going to jump up and down and say thg this is a bad idea. >> except the people that smoke. >> exactly. >> let's talk about raising money and revenue through slot machines. long been controversial. now we have community activists,
ministers saying this could be a scourge. rosecroft is what we're talking about. >> this reminds me of what was going on in the early 1980s during the lottery. you always have certain leaders who are concerned about the moral impact of a particular engagement such as gambling. the reality is those concerns almost always fall by the wayside when it comes to revenue and jobs and things of that nature. so while i think that the sentiment is sincere, in the long run it's not going to make any significant difference. the slot machines will go in somewhere in the county because they can capture the money and revenue as opposed to letting people drive up 295 and going to arundel mills. >> other counties. >> right.
people are going to go to these casinos if they want to and you might as well try to keep the money at home. >> that has driven the whole train. >> west virginia as a gambling platform. so this thing in maryland i agree wholeheartedly with michael. you're going to have groups of people that look at the moral issue of it. but let's face it, we're talking about money here. and people finding ways of raising money, the counties of the state. in addition to that, for the people using these machinesis, hey, look, if i happen to hit the lottery i would feel very, very happy. >> i can understand ministers and some community activists. ministers are very concerned because of the religious aspect of it. also people putting money in the slot machine and not in the till. but what i don't understand is the naacp president of prince
george's county. this is not about discrimination. i just don't know why the naacp would invoke themselves into this debate other than for political purposes. >> i don't know what's going on there. i share your concern. perhaps he's tied in through religious aspects. >> that might be it. >> and the naacp is in there. maybe he's just gone rogue. >> the last word. jerks thank you so much. an interesting 15 minutes. we will be back with you on viewpoint later this morning. now back to news 4 today. enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody.
the whole world is watching. >> the protests in d.c. take a serious turn. dozen office people pepper sprayed. a museum shut down why people on both sides -- attack in the store aisle. sends nearly 20 people to the hospital. police are blaming it on one woman's vendetta. it is sunday, october 9th, 2011. let's check in with meteorologist chuck bell in the studio with good news for our viewers. >> yes. a lot of people who didn't get a chance to get out and enjoy yesterday have today to get outside and make good for it. if you've got tomorrow night, tomorrow looks even nicer if there is such a thing as better than perfect. i don't know. we'll find out. sunny. that's what you should expect from start to finish. sun is coming up 10 minutes past 7:00 this morning.
how about another half an hour or so from now. the sun is already starting to brighten out there. temperatures in the mid-50s. barely a breeze blowing this morning. very light winds for you again later on this afternoon. not very good kite weather. not much of a day for sailors on the bay either. the water will be nice and smooth a little late season water skiing. temperatures in the upper 40s in the suburbs to mid-50s around town. mostly sunny. highs today up in the upper 70s. a few lucky spots might you you were even touch 80 degrees today. more of the same coming up tomorrow. highs up 70s. a few more places touching the 80s for tomorrow. that's it. that is the beginning of the end of our great stretch of weather. we have a four-day workweek, so who cares in. >> it's good to be you giving a report like this. >> always good to be me. >> thanks, chuck.
national air and space museum will reopen today after anti-war demonstrators swarmed the museum and shut it down. the smithsonian said the crowd got out of control and guards fired off pepper spray. up to 50 people reported burning symptoms. one woman was arrested. news 4's darcy spencer reports. >> the whole world is watching! >> before we even got inside i was just behind people. then i was getting a stream of mace in the face. they didn't say anything to me. they just opened it up. >> people got maced immediately by the smithsonian security guards just to push them out of a number of groups have been
>> those items are not allowed inside. one security officer was pinned against the wall. another officer deployed his pepper spray. >> all of a sudden i was a couple feet from the door. people started running. my eyes and my throat and nose started stinging. there was pepper spray. >> reporter: the group leading was october 2011. they were joined by protesters from occupy d.c. ty berry said he was initially detaineded after displaying a banner at the drone exhibit on the second floor. >> they let me go. they took me downstairs and said i was resisting arrest. i said i'm highly trained in peaceful nonviolent protests. that's absurd. >> i got pepper spray in my mouth and eyes.
i had to be treated by emt because i had chest pain. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. an attack at a walmart in maryland. good morning, everybody. 33-year-old teresa jefferson followed another woman into the store and started throwing bleach, ammonia and other chemicals on her. jefferson was later arrested. she now faces several charges, including first-degree assault. customers inside the store at the time say they weren't sure what was going on. >> starting to get a lot of calls throughout the store for a lot of different patients that were suffering irritants on the eyes. so we decided to evacuate, called for a number of medic units. >> the victim is dating the father of jefferson's child.
in decision 2012 gop run paul and herman cain accounted for 60% of the votes at a christian conservative straw poll. but they have been focused on something that was said off the stage by someone who wasn't even a candidate. nbc's brian moahr explains. >> obviously family values are very, very important. >> congressman ron paul and man contain. he was overshadowed by the controversial comments of one of his supporters. >> mitt romney is a good person. >> robert jeffress introduced on friday. perry later distanced himself
from the remarks. >> is mormonism is a cult? >> no. >> romney didn't directly address the controversy. instead he took aim at another speaker who attacked gays and muslims. >> we should remember decency and civility are values too. >> you did rick perry no good, sir, in what you had to say. >> brian moahr, nbc news, washington. . in about 90 minutes the annual army 10 miler will be under way. the first wave starts at 8:00. 30,000 people are expected to attend the race. many roads in our area are shutting down because of it. the route starts at the pentagon, goes across the memorial bridge into d.c., then ends near the pentagon. route 110 and boundary channel drive in arlington are closed. all other roads along the route will be shut down in about 45 minutes. there's no parking at pentagon north and only limited access to
pentagon south. metro opened early today to accommodate all the runners. well, if running isn't your thing, the taste of d.c. continues this weekend in northwest washington. more than 80 restaurants from around the district are sampling their food for the masses. and you won't want to miss the world chili eating competition today at 12:30, featuring ben's chili bowl. and sonia the black widow thomas will have six minutes to eat as much as chili as possible. thomas is reportedly hoping to scarf down 15 pounds of chili. wow. the winner will earn more than $1,000 and a stomach ache. >> that's right. and joey chestnut is also supposed to make an appearance there. >> it's mazing. sonia is so tiny but she can pack it in. >> it's all the technique, dipping it in water. i don't know how you dip chili
it appears sir paul mccartney is hours away from his third wedding. nancy shavelle and mccartney will marry today. he rejected the offer by the future wife for a prenup. when he and former mrs. mccartney divorced they got a $50 million settlement. the stars came out for the michael forever tribute concert in england. among them, michael jackson's three children. three of the jackson five performed blame it on the boogie. but randy and janet did not appear. some thought the show should
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welcome back. here to deliver the great news, chuck bell. >> comfortably chilly. it is october after all. we need a little early morning chill on saturday and sunday morning. mother nature has provided that. get outside and enjoy some more october sunshine. still waiting on the sun. about 20 minutes away from crossing the eastern horizon right now. beautiful way to get your three-day weekend going. clear skies out there.
sit comfortably cool. potomac river in the foreground. mirror calm. not a breeze a blowing at washington airport. winds have indeed gone calm. 50 in rockville, gaithersburg. rest of the area a lot of 40s on the map out towards the blue ridge and the shenandoah valley this morning. 45 in martinsburg. 46 in winchester. 54 in annapolis. no rain to worry about on the radar. nearest showers are way down to the south across georgia and the carolinas. we don't need to worry about those for quite some time. 10-miler, 57 by 9:00 a.m. the fastest of the fast runners are getting close to the finish line. temperatures for the rest of us enjoying our sunday doing less strenuous activity, beautiful weather. nothing but sunshine.
high pressure is large and in charge of our weather. so warm and sunny weather for the rest of your day today. clear skies for the most part overnight today. we will see a little bit of an increase late tomorrow afternoon. no rain in the forecast until probably late tuesday night or wednesday. light breezes. highs in the mid-70s. tomorrow, sunny and warm again. we're going to call monday the best of the bunch. high temperatures in the upper 70s to 80. for those of you sneaking down to the ocean for a couple bonus days at the beach, perfect today and tomorrow. enjoy your trip. drive safely. see you back at work and school tuesday afternoon. there you government our extended forecast, sunny and warm for today and tomorrow. tuesday looks good. the clouds are sneaking back. rain chances. that's all right. we could always use a little bit of rain, especially if it's during the week. wednesday, thursday, friday look a little showery. >> all right. thank you, chuck. game 1 of the american league
championship series wrapped up thanks to not one but do lengthy rain delays. >> oh, yeah. the game between the tigers and the rangers was rolling along just fine until the fifth inning when the skies opened up in texas. the team were about to finish the fifth inning when the rain came back. this time a 70-minute rain delay. as fans and players tried to stay dry. the rain subsided and texas won by a score of 3-2. >> good morning, everyone. as the capitals raised another division banner last night, they realized they have also raised expectations. a division title is impressive. what players, coaches and fans really want is the stanley cup. last night the quest for the cup began against carolina. for openers, the caps are a perfect 10, winning their 10th straight home opener. verizon center. caps down 1-0. carlson with a nice food to
simmons. pulls brian bouchere one way. deceptively speedy jason. he fakes the back hand. up, up, and over. caps up 2-1. tied at two. washington on the power play. ovechkin on the point. his shot here goes wide. but brooks in front. on the rebound. caps take a 3-2 lead. carolina six on five advantage. eric stahl. stomachs it with a skate and puts it most michael noivert. game goes to overtime. in o.t., caps on the power play. passes to mike green. rips it from the top of the circle. game over. through the pads of brian pwaou
shea. >> the first day is like the first day on the job and going into the office. you're nervous. whether you're a 20-year vet doing the job or just brand-new. in close games, here we go again. i feel good that we're going to be confident and win. but it's nail-bitinging time. >> next up for the caps, a home game on monday against tampa bay. sad news out of california. al davis died yesterday. his contributions to the game of football were legendary. he played a role in the afl merger. he owned the raiders since 1966, winning three super bowl titles. he died at his home in oakland. he was 82 years old >> college football now. tough day for the terps against georgia tech. maryland senior offensive lineman ganella suffered a compound fracture in his leg, according to the washington times. also, starting quarterback danny o'brien was benched in atlanta.
yellowjacket fans buzzing. terps playing their first road game of the season. second quarter, 7-3, georgia tech, first and goal. goes to smith. terps having trouble making tackles. smith gets in for the touchdown. yellowjackets take a 14-3 lead. o'brien drops back and throws it to neely. his fifth interception in five games. edsell benches o'brien in favor of c.j. brown. what can brown do for you? here's what brown can go. the handoff. races down the sideline. sophomore from pennsylvania goes 77 yards for the touchdown. maryland down 11. less than three minutes to play. terps trail by five. need a first down. brown looking downfield for kerry boykins. and it's overthrown. that's it. number 13 georgia tech defeats maryland 2, 1-16, improving to 6-0. terps fall to 2-3.
they play host to unbeaten clemson next week. blacksburg, logan thomas and virginia tech taking on miami. thomas rolls out. throws a perfect pass to boykin. wow. 60 yard touchdown connection. virginia tech in front, 31-21. back come the hurricanes. harris out to dorsett. he throws to a wide open lamar miller. 16 yard touchdown. miami cuts the lead to three. one minute to go. hurricanes now up 25-31. hokies with the ball. fourth and one. thomas right up the gut. 19 yards and the game winner. are you kidding me? he threw for 310 yards, five touchdowns, three passing, two rushing. number 21, virginia tech comes back to win it, 38-35, improving its record to 5-1. in annapolis, navy hosting southern miss. no score.
navy attempting a field goal, but it's blocked. watch the left side of the screen. wheaton with the football. no one in front of him. he takes it back 79 yards for the touchdown. not a good start for navy. golden eagles take a 7-0 lead. midshipman, 35-7 trailing until this. 43 yard scoring strike. but navy just couldn't keep up. southern miss with trickeration. off to lampley. off to quintin price up to jarvo. made that look easy. southern miss beats navy, 63-35, the final. the midshipman lost three straight. morgantown. 16th ranked west virginia hosting uconn. third quarter. up 17-9 when geno smith dials up bail y.stedmon gone. smith finished with 450 yards,
four touchdowns. west virginia up 24-9. still third quarter. defense puts up some numbers. bruce irvin bringing the pressure. takes him down in the end zone. that's a safety. west virginia crushes connecticut, 43-16. mountaineers are 5-1. also yesterday, howard defeated florida a&m 29-28 on a last second field goal. howard scored all of its 29 points in the fourth quarter. that's your morning sports. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. >> that's a big win for howard coming back. i like it. >> go bison! >> great day for football. well, that's going to do it for news 4 today for right now. but we'll be back after the break. [ female announcer ] at verizonfios.com,
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good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm angie goff. >> i'm john schriffen. it is october 9th, 12011. you're in store for another great day. chuck bell is in the studio with all the details. >> good stuff again for your sunday. so if you have something to get outside and enjoy, maybe a good time dye watch the car. technically you should have washed it last wednesday or thursday because it would have been clean for a week. get outside and do it. a fine day today for anything you want to do.
even manual labor. >> put it off. >> but if you have to. if you have to do something, you know, mow the lawn. the honey-do list. when the sun is shining it's hard tore push the things at the bottom of the honey-do list. outside, clear skies overhead. sunrise eight minutes away now. temperatures in the mid to upper 40s in the western and northern suburbs from upper montgomery, damascus, germantown. but mid-50s from bethesda. 46 in fredericksburg. great running weather today. the army 10-miler the details in just a second. for anybody who is going out to the race, you better hurry. you better run to the race or you're going to miss it. you would hate missing getting to the starting line. if you're off tomorrow, lucky you. highs near 80 tomorrow. rain chances come back on
wednesday. we'll talk about that in a little bit. >> thanks, chuck. >> the time right now one minute after the 7:00 hour. here's a look at our stop stories this morning. the national air and space museum will reopen after anti-war demonstrators swarmed the museum and shut it down. security guards used pepper spray to subdue some of the protesters. the group was there to protest a military broken exhibit. a maryland walmart is back open after a chemical attack sent 19 people in the hospital. 33-year-old teresa jefferson started throwing bleach and ammonia on another woman. jefferson was arrested but not before other people were injured as well. the store was closed while the store cleaned up the chemicals. 30,000 people are expecteded to hit the pavement starting in about an hour. if you're not there yet, you're late. multiple roads are shut down, including route 110 and boundary channel drive in arlington. next is nbc 4's viewpoint.
we'll be back in a few minutes with an update. good morning and welcome to viewpoint. i'm jim hanley. we're talking about the value of a community college education and the growing number of young people choosing to go to community colleges. our guest this morning is bob temple, president of northern virginia community college. doctor, welcome to viewpoint. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming in. good to meet you face to face. i know we work with you on the community shreds every year. >> that's right. >> and the tremendous growth you have seen in the past five years, what was it, about 17,000 additional students? >> just at northern virginia community college. the same thing is happening throughout the region and the nation. people are coming to community colleges in record-breaking numbers. >> how big is your campus right now? we should say you have six campuses. >> we have six campuses. we have a total of about 78,000 students this year. >> how do you explain this
growth that all community colleges are seeing? >> well, i think it has a lot to do with the economy and the recession. some people are worried about job security so they're skilling up to make sure they're competitive. other people have lost their jobs and they are career switchers, moving to new fields. young people know to be able to make it and support a family a high school diploma is not enough. and starting at a community college is a real good value, particularly in these economic times. so at northern virginia community college, tuition for a full-time student in state would be about $2,000 a semester, $4,000 a year. that's less than half of what a public university would be. sometimes less than a tenth of what a private institution would be. >> wow. >> so students come to the community college for their first two years and then transfer to a university to complete their bachelor's degree. in the process save about 40% of
the cost. >> there's the value. >> there's real value. >> talk about the importance now more than ever with the economy and unemployment so high of training and retraining students. the opportunities and options for them now. >> well, you know, in our region one could argue we're the epicenter of the knowledge economy. that means we create, packaging, reorganize and disseminate information. the library of congress, national institutes of health, the spy community. >> sure. >> and so the knowledge and skill that it takes to be active in this economy requires substantially more education than just a high school diploma. and we have a growing need for a tech savvy front line workforce that often has more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree. so students recognize that and realize that they need to enter
one of these growing fields. in our region, the fastest growing is information technology, cybersecurity in particular. health care is another area. and these occupations are primarily trained at community colleges. so the majority of health care workers below a physician in our region in areas like stenography, medical laboratory, physical therapy assisting, all those fields you gain entry through the community college, whether montgomery, nova or prince george's community college or the community college of the district of columbia. >> so does the curriculum them evolve according to demand out there in the workforce and what people are wanting to learn and need to go learn. >> community colleges are market driven. we work very, very closely with the businesses and the industries that are here and that are hiring. and if a program isn't -- if
we're not placing our graduates then we tend to lower our discontinue those programs. if we have a hot field that's opening up, then we try to move quickly so we can satisfy that demand. >> tell us about this program called guaranteed admission for nova students. >> well, it's quite valuable. if you come to northern virginia community college and you complete the associate degree with a certain grade point average you are guaranteed admission to any of virginia's public universities, including the university of virginia, the college of william and mary, virginia tech. >> wow. >> and so there's no other guarantee out there for admission to these institutions. but coming through nova you have that guarantee. >> that must explain some of the growth there. because it seems like a no-brainer to have access to all of the great education systems that the commonwealth offers. >> that's right.
our experience has shown if you graduate, it's important that you graduate from the community college, that our students that go on to the universities, and it doesn't matter which one, tend to do slightly better grade point average wise than the students who actually started at the university. >> wow. >> so we're very proud of your graduates and our faculty. >> how do you explain that? that's interesting. >> well, i think there are several causes. one, we have very small classes. all of our faculty are fully qualified to teach at the university but they typically don't do research. they just teach. they're dedicated to teaching our students. that's number one. secondsly, it's mazing what a couple more years of maturity will do for a young person. >> exactly. >> so when our students transfer they're transferring as veterans in higher education. they know the drill. >> sure. >> they have the basic skills down. they have a lot of water under the bridge already. and they're very serious about what they do. >> that's very interesting. all right. we'll pick up the conversation from there. i want to talk about the beating
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welcome back. doctor, you touched on faculty. where are you drawing this pool from? >> well, we have 600 full-time faculty, and that's growing because our student body is growing. but we have an additional 2,500 part-time faculty. our part-time faculty tend to be practicing professionals who teach a course or two because they love to do that, but it strengthens our program by bringing people who are practicing in the field into the classroom. and our students love not just to learn knowledge for its own sake but they want to know how can i use it? how does this solve a problem?
how is this affecting the world we're in and can you give me a practical example? so we have the blend of those who are professional teachers who are very up to date with their subject matter, but it's blended with the practicing professionals. and it makes for a very vibrant learning environment. we have outstanding personalities who occasionally teach for us. we have one right now who actually is full-time who is the wife of the vice president of the united states. >> certainly. >> most famous faculty member, i would think some and one of the most famous community college faculty members. >> she teaches english? >> she teaches english at our alexandria campus. >> dr. biden. let's talk about a program called beatinging the odds. this has to do with dropout rates and keeping young people in school, is that right? >> that's right. we have started a program at the
college that begins working with students before they know they're students. we begin working with students when they're still in high school. >> wow. >> we found a significant portion of high school graduates were coming to us unprepared and they were having to go through remediation anding math, english, reading. >> sure. >> and so we also found that when a high school graduate comes in they expect to do college work. we tell them they're not ready, they're not happy about that. they become frustrated. sometimes they don't make it even further. so by beginning working with students while they're still in high school, we make sure they're college ready by the time that they come. not only are they college ready but they have filled out their financial aid, they have done college planning. they have met their adviser. they've been meeting with counselors. so they're already nova students before they graduate from high school. then we work with them one on one so they navigate the maze of
higher education, which can be complicated, so they're taking the right courses in the right sequence at the right time and, by the way, attending class and doing their homework. these students otherwise would be at risk and have failure rates that typically tended to be 75% to 80%. >> whoa. >> so we were losing a lot of talent. but under this new program now we have doubled the graduation rate from this cohort of students. and our at-risk students are graduating in higher percentage than students who aren't in the program. >> that's amazing. >> it is amazing. >> and it certainly would make the transition so much easier for them. how young are we talking about in high school? do they have to say i want to direct where my course of study will be? not at that age. a lot of people don't know what they want to do. >> we start with students in the 11th grade. >> okay. >> and we should start with them earlier if we can.
but 11th grade is where we start. they don't have to pick a major at that point. we are urging students in the 11th grade to indicate where their career in health care are important. we can knock out some of the prerequisites while still in high school. we have a program called dual enrollment, students on track to graduate can take college-level subjects while still in high school. you can earn up to 30 college students while you're a high school student and complete a whole year of college before you ever started. >> mom and dad will like that. >> great on the pocketbook. >> let's talk about recognition you recently received from the white house naming nova a champion of change. and this has to do with innovation and keeping us ahead of the curve and everybody else around the world. >> that's right. that's right. one of the things that we have done -- well, our country has got to educate at a post secondary level a greater
percentage of our population or we simply won't be globally competitive. that means we're going to have to reach into parts of our population who have historically not participated in higher education. and so one of the things we were recognized for is this integrating of the schools, the colleges and universities and employers into a single team. so rather than you do your piece and i'll do my piece and then we'll give them to an employer, we plan them and map them out together. as i told you with high school students, we don't let them get lost. by workinging with employers, we're clearly providing workers with the skills that employers need. so it's this integration that allows us to literally shorten the amount of time it takes to complete a program and speed to market is important to employers but it's also to families. if you can complete a bachelor's
in three years rather than four, you have saved not only the cost of tuition but you have saved a year because you could be working and earning rather than not. >> makes sense. >> all right. we'll pick it up with the president of northern virginia community college in his 10th year now. st [ speaking french ] [ speaking french ] movie buffs! this film is tres bien, but the interest rate on your checking account is le pew. interest on your checking? earn more with new high yield free checking at capital one bank. your interest rate will be five times the national average. five times the interest! and free atms at any bank. show's over folks. make your way to capital one bank. what's in your wallet? were you crying? yeah. hey, jessica, jerry neumann with a policy question. jerry, how are you doing? fine, i just got a little fender bender. oh, jerry, i'm so sorry. i would love to help but remember, you dropped us last month.
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from her crib dug the night. police met with them yesterday. more than 175 members of the d.c. air national guard are on their way to afghanistan. the deployment marks the first time an air national guard unit is sending f-16 fighter jets to afghanistan. some are expected to return in late december. others will be there longer. now back to nbc 4's viewpoint. >> welcome back to viewpoint. again, our guest this morning is d. bob templin. i mentioned in your 10th year. tell us a little bit about what you were doing before you began as president. and why innovation and technology has been a passion in your life, particularly in virginia. >> well, about 15 years ago i came to northern virginia and was given the charge of trying to find a way to stimulate virginia's economy by increasing the flow of innovation coming
from research universities and federal labs and trying to push that to the market by creating new companies and encouraging venture capital investment into the start-up. and this is when we were having -- we didn't know how to spell www anything. >> sure. >> the notion that is and still is today that those communities, regions and countries that can innovate fastest are going to have a competitive edge in this. telecommunication, internet, life sciences, into nano technology, and a wide variety of other areas. what my role was was to identify the emerging technologies and the market opportunities and try to bring that knowledge or innovation to an entrepreneur and try to stimulate its growth.
and we were very successful. northern virginia has a few technology companies. >> just a few. >> much of that has happened just in the last 15 years. we have more internet traffic throwing through this region than anywhere else in the world. and i think a lot of people still think of washington as a government town. but the fact is we have a technology industry around knowledge and the convergence of knowledge and technology that's second to no other region in the world. >> so building relationships with businesses has to be a constant 24/7 part of your job. >> it is. whether it is on the research or technology deployment side or on the human side of developing talent. it's all about innovation. it's about knowledge, experimentation and creating new products and services. you've got to have the technology, but you have to have smart people using that technology. >> well, technology, innovation.
we lost a giant and iconic figure this week, steve jobs. >> that's right. >> certainly changed the way we communicate, we live our lives and perhaps the way we learn too. your thoughts on his legacy. and really what he meant to young people. >> well, in many ways he was the hero of the internet were age and still is. i tphrdz coming in today listening to the news that there are small informal memorials set up around apple stores all over the place. the fact of the matter is he saw a way of allowing individuals to being creators and users rather than depending on other people. and it changed not just news and entertainment but it's changing every facet of life, including higher education. so something that apple came and told us recently at nova was that 95% of our students are
learning through something called itunes universities using ipod toss download information that's been create bid our faculty and they as students. and it's not organized by the institution. but it's very large. it's very robust. it's very dynamic. and it's changing the shape of how students are learning and how faculty are teaching. >> i don't know if competition is the right word, but there's george mason. there are other community colleges around in montgomery and prince george's county too. do you consider these other schools competition when you're going for the same pool of young people? >> actually, we don't go for the same pool of young people. >> okay. >> average student age is about 28 years old. >> is it? >> so it's a person who is married, has a family, probably a full-time worker, part-time student. the younger students that we get, while they range in wide
abilities, we historically get the first generation collegegoer or a student that decided college wasn't right for him or her early on. now coming back a little bit later, more mature. >> sure. >> and so every community college here in the region collaborates with one another. there might be a little rivalry but not much. every time a community college story is told about montgomery, it reflects positively. >> sure. >> so we're literally beginning to team together and beginning to talk about ourselves as the washington metropolitan community college system. and if you look at it that way, we have one of the most robust systems for training and education anywhere in the united states among the four institutions that are here. >> all right. we'll be right back. we'll[ male announcer ] at the safeway pharmacy you can get a flu shot from an experienced professional.
and welcome back to viewpoint on this sunday morning. 78,000 students the ones taking credit courses. >> about 20,000 additional workers who are getting job training. >> it's a medium-sized city. >> yes. >> big city perhaps. i want to talk a little bit if we can, doctor, about the young people we're seeing popping up at these protests. we had one in washington, occupy d.c. a lot of them are demanding jobs. some said i want a free college education. they're really concerned. how hopeful are you or optimistic that in one or two years people who are studying in your college will be able to find jobs and good jobs? >> well, that is very -- it's very troubling. and i don't think there is a guarantee.
this is a very difficult economic set of circumstances. but one thing i can guarantee is that if you're not prepared when the economy recovers, you won't get a job then either. because when it recovers it will call for higher levels of skill, and higher levels of education. so there is no guarantee that you'll get a job. and i know that's incredibly frustrating. but i can guarantee when the economy recovers, and it will, that those who have advanced education are the most likely get the good jobs. so what we are attempting to do is to help students so they are receiving training in the areas that are the leading edge of what is developing in the marketplace. but that they are grounded enough so as things change they're able to change along with it. if you look at the unemployment rates even in the current economy, a person with a bachelor's degree is much less likely to be laid off than a
person with a high school diploma. and i know there are exceptions and i know there are unemployed college graduates. >> sure. >> buff the numbers overall show your chances are much better if you're educated than if you're not. >> talk a little bit about -- we mentioned 10 years. your vision for the next 2, 5, 10 years for your school. >> well, northern va have community college is growing rapidly. our resources aren't keeping up with it. so we have to be very entrepreneurial, creating new lines of revenue to help us. i would say over the next 10 years we will witness northern virginia community college to grow by another 15,000 students which is going to put us close to 100,000 students. we're going to have to significantly expand our footprint. some of our campuses are now at the point where they're almost all all completely built out. we offer classes seven days a
week. we start at 6:30 in the morning, until 11:00. 20,000 students are studying online. and the demand just continues. we're looking at the possibility of a couple additional campuses, as well as building out our e learning. >> we just have a few seconds left. your campuses are varied and diverse. you're drawing students from 180 different countries. >> 180 different countries. a third of our students don't speak english at home. and they come, although united with one purpose. that is they seek the american dream and they know an education is necessary to do that. i would like to think of us as the 21st century ellis island. it takes more than a strong work ethic and a strong back. it takes advanced knowledge in order to achieve the american dream. >> congratulations. thank you for coming in. great to meet you. thank you for partnering with us
too on your anandale campus with the shred it program. now back to news 4 today. enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody. we'll see you next week. chaos in washington. what left dozens of people pepper sprayed and a smithsonian museum shut down. >> chemical warfare. one woman sent 20 people in the hospital after an attack at a walmart in maryland. good morning. welcome to news 4. i'm angie goff. >> good morning. i'm john schriffen. want to say hello to chuck bell joining us in the studio. >> oh, my goodness. another nice day coming.
everybody needs to get outside anden skwroeut. sorry about that. sometimes i turn the microphone off. >> we'll let you know. let's translate. it's going to be a great day. >> the on and off switch works so well. now it's not working as well. >> what chuck meant to say is that stay inside for a little longer, watch the news cast, and we'll have great weather the rest of the day. >> exactly. beautiful weather outside this morning. temperatures are generally in the 40s and low 50s right now. bright and sunny weather out there for you on a sunday. so get ready to enjoy. temperatures, as i mentioned, are on the chilly side. 55 downtown. 45 in martinsburg. 50 in cumberland. 49 degrees in stanton, virginia. a little bit of a chill out there towards the shenandoah value. temperatures mid to upper 50s here through the morning hours. everybody is going out to cheer on the runners at the army 10-miler. the runners need to be in the staging areas. a little bit of a lightweight
jacket. good weather for today. even better weather if you can call it that. temperatures a tick or two warmer on your monday. now that we have the microphones turned on, i'll straighten everything out and we'll be back for a seven-day forecast. >> as long as you don't goof up the weather. >> everything else i can goof up. >> that's right. >> the national air and space museum will reopen after anti-war demonstrators swarmed the museum and shut it down. >> 50 people reported burning symptoms. one woman was arrested. >> the whole world is watching! >> this youtube video shows the mayhem yesterday. smithsonian security officers a 200 showed up and tried to get in the building with their signs and banners. those items are not allowed inside the museum. a spokesperson says one of the
protesters allegedly pinned the guard against the ball, and that's when a second security guard used pepper spray on the group. >> before we even got inside i was just behind people and i was getting a stream of mace in the face. they didn't say anything to me. they just opened it up. >> people got maced immediately by the smithsonian security guards just to push them out of the museum. a spokeswoman said a crowd of 2-protesters with signs and banners tried to enter on the mall side. those items are not allowed inside. she said one security officer was pinned against the wall. another officer sprayed his pepper spray. they shut down two and a half hours early, leaving tourists on the front steps, no way to get in. >> all of a sudden i was a couple feet from the door. people started running. my eyes and throat and nose started stinging. and it was pepper spray. >> the group leading the tkepl operation was october 2011. they were joined by protesters from occupy d.c. ty berry said he was initially
detained after displaying a banner at the drone exhibit on the second floor. >> they let me go. they took you downstairs and said i was resisting arrest. i said that's absurd. i'm highly trained in peaceful, nonviolent protests. >> d.c. fire confirmed several people were treated for pepper spray. >> i got pepper spray in my mouth and eyes. i had to be treated by emt because i had some chest pain. a maryland walmart is back open this morning after a fight sent 19 people to the hospital. it happened at the store along washington boulevard in southern baltimore county. police say 33-year-old teresa jefferson followed another woman into the store and started throwing bleach and ammonia and other chemicals on her. jefferson was later arrested. she now faces several charges, including first-degree assault. aside from her intended target, more than a dozen walmart customers and workers were injured by the chemicals. >> we were starting to get a lot of calls throughout the store for a lot of different patients
that were suffering irritants to the eyes, respiratory passages. so we decided to evacuate the store, call hazardous materials unit. >> it opened two hours later after the store was cleaned up and the store was ventilated. in bethesda, police are looking for answers in a murder-suicide. 5400 block of westbard avenue. the pair as 38-year-old martin shawn o'toole and hong changwu. they are waiting on autopsies to determine how they died.
in decision 2012 gop run paul and herman cain accounted for 60% of the votes at a christian conservative straw poll. but they have been focused on something that was said off the stage by someone who wasn't even a candidate. nbc's brian moahr explains. >> obviously family values are very, very important. he was overshadowed by the controversial comments of one of his supporters. >> mitt romney is a good person. but he's not a christian. mormonism is not christianity. it has always been considered a cult by the mainstream of christianity. >> dallas megachurch minister robert jeffress introduced him to friday. perry later distanced himself from the remarks. >> is mormonism is a cult? >> no. >> romney didn't directly address the controversy. instead he took aim at another speaker who attacked gays and muslims. >> we should remember decency and civility are values too. >> but conservative radio host bill bennett called jeffress out. >> you did rick perry no good, sir, in what you had to say.
>> brian moahr, nbc news, washington. the u.s. presbyterian church has ordained its first openly gay minister. scott anderson was ordained in wisconsin yesterday. he left his presbyterian ministry in california more than 20 years ago after telling his congregation he is gay. last year the church's national assembly voted to remove the ban on having gay people serve as ministers. there are 2.3 members of the presbyterian church. in less than 30 minutes, 30,000 people will be hitting the pavement. it's the 26th annual army 10-miler right here d.c.. the first wave starts at 8:00. many roads in our area are shutting down because of it. the route starts at the pentagon, goes across the memorial bridge into d.c., then ends near the pentagon. route 110 and boundary channel drive in arlington are closed.
as well as all the other roads along the route. there's no parking at pentagon north and only limited access to pentagon south. if you would rather eat than run, well, head over to the taste of d.c., which continues today in northwest washington. more than 80 restaurants from around the district are sampling their food for the masses. and you won't want to miss the world chili eating competition today at 12:30, featuring ben's chili bowl. the kpetd competitors will include sonia the black widow thomas. will have six minutes to eat as much as chili as possible. thomas is reportedly hoping to scarf down 15 pounds of chili. >> will you enter one of those contests. you're a big guy. >> i'm a big guy but i think sonia would eat me under the table. more legal problems for casey anthony. the disguise she was wearing while invoking the fifth amendment. a wild ride.
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heads-up for drivers. the chain bridge is closed due to ongoing construction work. crews are working on the underside of the bridge. drivers won't be able to turn onto the bridge. they are expected to last every weekend through december. metro riders should expect major delays this columbus day weekend. on the green and yellow lines, shaw, u street and columbia heights are closed. shuttles between mt. vernon and georgia avenue stations. orange line, buses will replace trains between east falls and west falls church. those stations are expected to reopen on monday >> an annual competition in florida yesterday tested man's act to fly. >> wright brothers have nothing to worry about. check this out.
it's called the red bull flugtag competition. teams build their own flying machines and push them off a 30-foot cliff to see if they fly. more than 100,000 people showed up to watch the airplanes try to make some air. almost all immediately plummeted into the water. there was one that flu about 40 feet on a hang glider. that's pretty far. look at that. there it goes. that's the 40 feet. >> i like it. >> in german, flugtag means flying day. that's where that comes from. >> look there. >> well, you hear that and you're wondering why is it called flugtag? >> i thought it was just a word i didn't know the meaning of. >> i was wondering why men were wearing dresses. >> and chicken suits. >> and nun's habits. it's the flying nuns. i'm here to explain that. >> you just remain confused.
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for a civil lawsuit that accuses her of ruining another woman's reputation. she's being sued by a woman named zanida gonzalez. anthony told police in 2008 her daughter had been kidnapped by a fictional nanny zanida gonzalez. she claims her reputation was ruined. anthony wore a disguise, a large wig and a phillies cap for the questioning. her deposition was videotaped from an undisclosed location in florida. major movie chain cinemark is threaten to go boycott tower heist over a proposed test run by universal pictures and comcast to offer it as a premium on on demand movie just 21 days after it is released in theaters. it would cost $59.99 to rent. the movie will threaten theater revenue. it is partially owned by comcast, which is a partial owner of us, nbc 4. so i don't know how i feel about
that. that would set the precedent. >> 59 bucks is a lot to see the movie. when you're not paying $60 for the m&m's and popcorn. >> good news, nobody should be going inside movie theaters. it will be a nice day. >> unless you walk there and back perhaps. on the whole, it's an outdoor weather kind of day. no doubt bit. there's tons of things going on today. anything you can do outside, that is going to be a very fine way to spend your day. if you're going to be out and cheer along the army 10-miler, that helps a runner. it actually does help the time go by. get on to downtown washington and cheer them on. taste of d.c. out to constitution avenue. or pennsylvania avenue. good stuff today. good eating. good watching. good sitting around doing nothing weather out there today. plenty of sunshine is already streaming through a clear sky out there.
a picture way out on the far left. jefferson memorial right here. that's the old post office tower. way on the hill, the national sideline of immaculate conception. beautiful clear skies for your startoff on your sunday morning. 55 degrees in washington. dewpoints in the low 50s. not a breeze a blowing out there. no kite flying weather today i'm afraid unless you're a really fast runner. 55, annapolis. 46 in huntingtown. 46 in springfield. 46 at dulles airport. and plenty of 40s out in the western suburbs today as well. 49 in hagerstown. frederick, chilly, 43 degrees there. 45 in culpepper. 55 right in town. nothing showing up on the radar anywhere close to us. nearest rain showers to washington are way down across central georgia. so that's a couple days away. we won't need to worry about those rain chances until probably late tuesday night for a few. most of us it will be rush hour
to work and school wednesday morning. wednesday morning when the rain chances come. sunday, columbus day weekend, no complaints today. temperatures will spend a lot of time in the mid and upper 70s. just a few wispy high cirrus clouds. high pressure in charge of our weather. that's going to keep most of the clouds at bay the next couple hours. eventually that area of high pressure will move off the eastern seaboard. it will pick mid and high level clouds. no big deal at all. the gathering moisture across the south is going a little bit further to the west now. so it's going to take the long way around. eventually it will make its way here. again, it will be middle of the week before it arrives. sunny, warm, delightful. sun goes down at 6:39.
tomorrow, sunny, best day of the bunch. for the week full of sunshine and dry weather, tomorrow will be the pick of the litter. warmest day as well before clouds sneak back in. late season beachgoers, enjoy your time on the beach. good weather out on the sand. 81 degrees tomorrow. that will be fully 10 degrees warmer than average. cloud back tuesday. rain chances back wednesday, thursday, and early friday. the early lean on next weekend is it is looking good. there's a long time between now and then. follow us online or on twitter. @chuckbell4. >> we like it but the movie theaters won't like it. >> thanks, chuck. well, it took about five hours but game 1 of the american league championship series is finally in the books. >> finally. mother nature intervened not once but twice last night. the game between the tigers and the rangers was rolling along
just fine until the fifth inning when the skies opened up in texas. the team sat through a 41-minute rain delay and were about to finish the fifth inning when the rain came back. this time it was a 70-minute rain delay. as fans and players tried to stay dry. eventually the rains subsided and texas won game 1 but a score of 3-2. here's hakim dermish with the rest of your sports. good morning, everyone. as the capitals raised another division banner last night, they realized they also raised expectations. a division title is impressive, but what players, coaches and fans really want is the stanley cup. last night the quest for the cup began against scare line that. for openers the caps are a perfect 150, winning their 10th straight home opener. games aren't played on paper or plastic. second period, on the offense of carlson to simmons.
pulls brian bouchere one way. deceptively speedy jason. he fakes the back hand. up, up, and over. caps up 2-1. tied at two. washington on the power play. he fakes the back hand. washington on the power play. ovechkin on the point. his shot here goes wide. but brooks in front. on the rebound. caps take a 3-2 lead. carolina six on five advantage. eric stahl. stomachs it with a skate and puts it most michael noivert. game goes to overtime. in o.t., caps on the power play. passes to mike green. rips it from the top of the circle. game over. through the pads of brian bouchere. >> the first day is like the first day on the job and going into the office. you're nervous. whether you're a 20-year vet doing the job or just brand-new.
in close games, here we go again. i feel good that we're going to be confident and win. z but it's nail-biting time. only 18 more. >> next up for the caps, a home game on monday against tampa bay. sad news out of california. raiders owner al davis died yesterday. his contributions to the game of football were legendary. he played a role in the afl/nfl merger. he owned the raiders since 1966, winning three super bowl titles. he died at his home in oakland. he was 82 years old. >> college football now. tough day for the terps against georgia tech. maryland senior offensive lineman andrew ganella suffered a compound fracture in his leg, according to the washington times. also, starting quarterback danny o'brien was benched in atlanta. yellowjacket fans buzzing. terps playing their first road game of the season. second quarter, 7-3, georgia tech, on first and goal.
pitch goes to smith. terps having trouble making tackles. smith gets in for the touchdown. yellowjackets take a 14-3 lead. ensuing maryland possession. o'brien drops back and throws it to neely. o'brien's fifth interception in five games. coach edsell benches o'brien in favor of c.j. brown. what can brown do for you? here's what brown can go. the handoff. races down the sideline. sophomore from pennsylvania goes 77 yards for the touchdown. maryland down 11. less than three minutes to play. terps trail by five. need a first down. brown looking downfield for kerry boykins. and it's overthrown. that's it. number 13 georgia tech defeats maryland 21-16, improving to 6-0. terps fall to 2-3. they play host to unbeaten clemson next week. big game in blacksburg. logan thomas and virginia tech
taking on miami. thomas rolls out. throws a perfect pass to boykin. wow. 60 yard touchdown connection. virginia tech in front, 31-21. back come the hurricanes. with some sneaky stuff. harris out to dorsett. he throws to a wide open lamar miller. 16 yard touchdown. miami cuts the lead to three. one minute to go. hurricanes now up 35-31. hokies with the ball. fourth and one. thomas right up the gut. 19 yards and the game winner. are you kidding me? he threw for 310 yards, five touchdowns, three passing, two rushing. number 21, virginia tech comes back to win it, 38-35, improving its record to 5-1. in annapolis, navy hosting southern miss. no score. navy attempting a field goal, but it's blocked. watch the left side of the screen. wheaton with the football. no one in front of him. he takes it back 79 yards for the touchdown.
not a good start for navy. golden eagles take a 7-0 lead. early third quart er midshipman, 35-7 trailing until this. 43 yard scoring strike. but navy just couldn't keep up. southern miss with trickeration. davis hands it off to lample, who hands it off to quinn advertise price, up to jarvo. made that look easy. southern miss beats navy, 63-35, the final. the midshipman lost three straight. morgantown. 16th ranked west virginia hosting uconn. third quarter. up 17-9 when geno smith dials up stedmon bailey. one quickstep move and stedmon gone. 84 yard touchdown. smith finished with 450 yards, four touchdowns. west virginia up 24-9. still third quarter. defense puts up some numbers. bruce irvin bringing the pressure.
takes down mechanicen mcentee. takes him down in the end zone. that's a safety. west virginia crushes connecticut, 43-16. mountaineers are 5-1. also yesterday, howard defeated florida a&m 29-28 on a last second field goal. howard scored all of its 29 points in the fourth quarter. that's your morning sports. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. wow. >> you never leave the game early. >> never leave the game. howard snapped their 29-game losing streak last week. now they have a two-game win streak. >> they're on a roll. >> i like it. keep it going, howard. >> that's going to do it for news 4 today. we'll be back